This excerpt offers a look at Faircloth's political history. After describing some of the governors who led the state, Faircloth remembers that at age twenty he was invited to a political rally. In his recollection he was—to put it mildly—the most capable person there. When Scott became governor (in 1949), he made Faircloth a county manager and soon had some of his own tractors working very profitably for the state road-building program. Faircloth later assisted Frank Porter Graham, appointed to the Senate by Scott. He does not seem to have thought much of Graham. Faircloth continues his description of North Carolina politics after the conclusion of this excerpt.